We’re moving websites… soon
June 3rd, 2014

We’re moving websites… soon

Taking The Wheel
This old website of mine is getting a little long in the tooth. As you can tell from the dust, it hasn’t been updated in a long time. Primarily it’s because I’ve been busy making comics, and alternately not at all making comics. There’s also the straight-up fact that ComicPress, the WordPress theme I use here, is garbage. I suppose it’s sufficient if a) you’re not picky about design, or b) you’re good enough to code around the baked-in aesthetic horrors. Being neither, I’m searching for a suitable substitute. Until, sit tight.


We’re moving websites… soon

Taking The Wheel
This old website of mine is getting a little long in the tooth. As you can tell from the dust, it hasn’t been updated in a long time. Primarily it’s because I’ve been busy making comics, and alternately not at all making comics. There’s also the straight-up fact that ComicPress, the WordPress theme I use here, is garbage. I suppose it’s sufficient if a) you’re not picky about design, or b) you’re good enough to code around the baked-in aesthetic horrors. Being neither, I’m searching for a suitable substitute. Until, sit tight.


See me at MICE 2012

For all those clamoring for books to buy, autographs, and photo ops, I will be attending MICE, the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo. This is the third annual MICE, and it just keeps getting better every year. It’s a chance to meet over 100 of the best local comics creators, as well as special guests like Robert Sikoryak and Box Brown. Since Box Brown is representing Philly, he gets extra props. But, since I live in Boston now I guess I have to give equal props to my Boston crew. Ok, so, starting in alphabetical order: A. Aaronson…

MICE 2012
Sep 29th, 10am – 7pm
University Hall, Lesley University
1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
www.masscomics.com


The Process: The Ragbox, chapter 5 (and how you can, too)

A hand-crafted book, complete with pink plastic window

When I set about making the new chapter of The Ragbox, I knew I wanted to make something with more of a handcrafted feel. The reality of the market is that my little books might sell decently in local comics shops, but they’ll never move in a traditional bookstore. At only 20 pages (or 16 pages with the last book) the books have to be staple-bound and thus have no spine. If the books are not on face-out, they’re completely lost in the shelf. So, all the better reason to make a more personal, more unique object.

With the previous book, I started designing with a die-cut in mind. However, the more research I did, the more I realized how daunting it was to do a decent job of it. In order to keep costs reasonable, I realized that the cut would have to be a simple shape: a circle, most likely. By why just cut paper? Why not use it as an opportunity to throw in some additional color?

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The Ragbox chapter 5 now available

Ragbox Ch 5

The Ragbox Ch 5: The Salon

I’m happy to announce that The Ragbox Chapter 5: The Salon, is now available online (and in stores, shortly). As with Chapter 4, this is a standalone story, so you don’t need to read the previous chapters to enjoy it. This time around, I had a chance to work with the crazy talented Line Olsson as illustrator.

The story revolves around Angel and Desiree, two hairdressers in a down-and-out salon in the neighborhood of The Ragbox. I think Line was drawn (pun intended) to a story with two female leads. Her art is so good it breaks my heart the The Ragbox is run by a strict code of a new artist for every chapter. But if I broke it, it wouldn’t be much of a code, would it?

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See me at M.I.C.E. September 24th

M.I.C.E. - Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo

The second annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo is happening on September 24th. I’m extra excited about this one because I missed the first M.I.C.E. due to appendix ruptures and international travel (not an advisable combination).

Anyway, I’ll be there playing M.C. for the event and promoting the new Chapter 5 of The Ragbox, which I’m finishing up over the next few weeks. This is a tricky one because it involves a die-cut cover, cellophane, and a bunch of other nonsense. More info on that soon.

September 24th, 2011
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
University Hall
Lesley University
(Porter Square)
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
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